9 Aug 2010, 4:43pm
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Five reasons to rethink wind power

by Paul Wornham, Examiner.com, August 8, 2010 [here]

Wind power is high on the priority list for governments looking for ways to meet commitments to reduce CO2 emissions. As a renewable source of power, wind appears to fit the bill as a natural source of energy that can both provide power and be kind to the environment, but there is a down side to wind energy that may make the option less green than you might suspect.

Here are five reasons to rethink wind power as a green option:

Wind turbines need online back-up capacity …

Carbon cost of construction …

Wildlife …

Landscape blight …

Health …




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